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Collector Train Art is proud to announce for sale
a unique collection of Ted Rose watercolors!


 The Mark Twain Zephyr Collection


 These (9) nine signed and dated watercolors, each 9″x12″, were commissioned from Ted Rose between 1988 and 1989; and include right of reproduction! The subject is the early four-unit articulated trainset known as the Mark Twain Zephyr. The locomotive, number 9903, is named Injun Joe. The (3) cars received other Twain names, Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The train was christened in Hannibal, Missouri by Clemen’s granddaughter, Nina Clemens Gabilowitsch; and entered service on October 27, 1935. The Mark Twain Zephyr ran between St. Louis, Missouri and Burlington, Iowa until her retirement in 1962.


Ted Rose was born and raised in Milwaukee. During the summers of high school and college he worked at Kalmbach Publishing Company when its offices were in downtown Milwaukee. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a BFA in painting (honors) and minors in printmaking and history in 1962. After serving in the U.S. Army, 1963-65, including one Viet Nam tour, he returned to Kalmbach for a few months. He also worked for the Chicago & North Western as a night brakeman. In 1965, lured by the mystique of the Denver & Rio Grande Western, he moved to Chama, New Mexico, and then settled in Santa Fe in 1966.

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Ted Rose (1940 – 2002 )
Ted Rose contributed 5 watercolors included in the US Postal Service’s commemorative stamp collection entitled, All Aboard! 20th Century American Trains. Ted Rose is included in Donald Hagerty’s book, Leading the West, One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors. Collectors will also enjoy the book, In the Traces: Railroad Paintings of Ted Rose, by Thomas Garver featuring over 60 of Ted Rose’s paintings.

In 1983, after a 20-year hiatus, Ted Rose returned to his love of painting. He quickly became well known for his work in watercolors. A full-time painter, he was awarded signature memberships in the prestigious American Watercolor Society (1993) and the National Watercolor Society (1999). On a national level, he created five paintings in 1999 for the U.S. Postal Service’s “All Aboard” stamp series and three Amtrak calendars (1997, 1998, and 1999) plus an illustration for Amtrak’s on-board magazine. There have been numerous shows of his work since his death in 2002. His work is very well respected and avidly collected.

The following Ted Rose paintings are offered for sale, subject to availability.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about color, condition, shipping, etc.


Inside Track by Ted Rose. Watercolor of the Mark Twain Zephyr

Inside Track” 1989 9″x12″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor - 9x12", Mark Twain Zephyr

Haunts of Injun Joe” 1988 9″x12″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor - 9x12 - Mark Twain Zephyr train

Into Hannibal” 1988 9″x12″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor train art - Zephyr

9:05 A.M.” 1988 9″x12″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor painting of Alice Goode and Zephyr

Alice Goode and the Zephyr” 1988 9″x12″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor - train art of Mark Twain Zephyr

Pause at Old Monroe” 1988 9″x12″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor painting - Zephyr and Aristocrat

The Zephyr and the Aristocrat” 1988 9″x12″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose watercolor painting of the Mark Twain Zephyr

Lookit’er Go” 1988 9″x12″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Ted Rose wtarecolor train painting of the Mark Twain Zephyr

Happy Days Are Here Again” 1988 9″x12″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Mark Twain Zephyr.

These watercolors are unframed – and have never been framed! Includes Right to Reproduce!


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

Hippo on the Loose” 1995 15″x22″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose- Pennsylvania Railroad.
This scene is along highway 15 outside of Marysville, PA. The Susquehanna River would be in the background. The locomotive is the well known 2-10-0 Decapod (also known as the I1).

This is a classic Ted Rose piece with some really nice detail on the locomotive.


Ted Rose watercolor painting Grand Canyon Bound

Grand Canyon Bound” 1995 15″x22″ – Price on request
Original Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Grand Canyon Bound.
Engine type – unknown. The mountain range in the background is The Fransisco Peaks north of Flagstaff. Humphrey’s Peak, at 12,633 feet, is its highest elevation and the highest peak in AZ. A rail line still runs from Williams to Grand Canyon.


Appalachian Spring by Ted Rose

“Appalachian Spring” 1995 14.5″ x 20″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor – This piece is framed in a light blonde Hardwood frame, Archival glass, and acid free matting.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Illinois Afternoon” 1998 12″x16″/Framed it is 21″ x 25″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor
Triple matted (acid free) with UV protected glass.
“Illinois Afternoon” was painted in 1998 and depicts the elevator in Pesotum, Ill.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Incident” 2001 14″ x 20″ / Framed it is 25″ x 31″ – Price on request
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose
Quadruple matted (acid free) with UV protected glass.
Depicts an actual event that took place on July 27, 1950 to this Milwaukee Road 4-6-4, the 102. This happened just outside Edgebrook, Ill. at approximately 7:18 p.m. This event is described in detail in the Spring 2002 issue of Classic Trains; and the painting is shown as a double page fold out. The magazine is included with the painting.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Pennsylvaniasaurus” 1990 15″x22″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Pennsylvania Railroad.
This watercolor depicts a PRR T1 leaving the Harrisburg, PA Station, westbound.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“War Babies” 1994 15″x22″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor – Pennsylvania Railroad.
This scene is of a PRR J1 (2-10-4) at the East Altoona Engine House. It set around the end of WWII. The title “War Babies” comes from the fact that the engines that were built during the war used lesser quality materials and often needed more repairs. The 2 men on the left are talking about the J1 and one is saying to the other ” It’s not as bad as you think it is”.


 Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Last Run” 1997 9″x12″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor – Central RR of New Jersey
In “Last Run”, Ted Rose depicts the final run for the CNJ 774, a Class T-38 4-6-0 Camelback. On Sept. 24th, 1955 the 774 made that final round trip from Jersey City, NJ to Jim Thorpe, PA. The Camelback was one of the more unusual locomotive designs as the engineer sat astride the boiler with the fireman in the normal position at the back.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Tomatoes & Juice (II)” 1990 14″x20″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor – Pennsylvania Railroad
A P5A (modified) engine #4746 at the Lancaster, PA Station. Privately commissioned. P5a motor #4746 and a sister leading a freight train through the Lancaster, Pennsylvania station. The 4746 has the P5a modified carbody, with its cab repostioned for crew safety, due to a fatal grade crossing accident with an earlier P5a boxcab.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Hot to Trot” 1996 14″x14″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Pennsylvania Railroad.
This watercolor is of 2 PRR I1 (Decapods). The second engine is taking on water and the first engine is ready to go (hence the title). The scene is at one of the famous water towers between Shamokin, PA and Bethlehem, PA.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“By Slope, Running” 1992 12″x16″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor – Pennsylvania Railroad.
This wonderful watercolor painting depicts the PRR No. 6424 J-1 passing the Slope Tower in Altoona.
The scene is a typical Pennsy – westbound towards Horseshoe Curve.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Errands” 1993 10″x14″ – SOLD
Ted Rose Watercolor – Pennsylvania Railroad
“Errands” is in Ted’s book “In The Traces”. He describes this scene as “Going about daily chores, regardless of weather” New Castle, PA.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“To the Yard Office” 2000 9″x12″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Pennsylvania Railroad.
A great piece depicting a PRR 2-8-0 (Consolidation) at the yard in Columbus, OH


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“Outlander” 1998 12″x12″ – SOLD
Watercolor painting by Ted Rose – Pennsylvania Railroad.
This is a stunning 3/4 view of a PRR J1 somewhere in Ohio.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“To the Manor Born” 1993 10″x14″ – Price on request
Ted Rose Watercolor
Matted and framed.
Color is not accurate.
A Wisconsin train.


Original Ted Rose watercolor painting railroad

“The Way West” 1993 12″x22″ – Price on request
Ted Rose Watercolor
Matted and framed. Color is not accurate.
“The New Way” was painted in 1993 and depicts a Union Pacific siding in Nebraska ca. 1880’s.

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